DCP the family owned Investment and Financial Planning Practice and Principal Sponsor of Gainsborough Trinity FC for the last 3 years has quietly celebrated a special birthday anniversary with a virtual cheque presentation to a well loved community sports charity.
The Darron Childs Practice (DCP) operates from The Lindens, the former Dower House at Lea, Gainsborough and Darron and is currently celebrating 30 years of providing specialist financial advice. Over the last ten years The Darron Childs Practice & Friends have raised thousands of pounds for charitable causes, involving a diverse range of sponsored activities such as a Sky-dive, the Ten Tors challenge, and a series of mountain, moors, peaks and dales walks including The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, which took place last September. All of which have raised thousands of pounds for worthy causes.
DCP is also the UK sponsor of a film in the making, featuring local football hero, Fred Spiksley, and the story of the birth and growth of what has become known as “the beautiful game”. A trailer of the film concept can be viewed on Youtube.
The picture above shows L to R; Iris Mallen, Darron and Linda Grocock (before lockdown) who have now been (virtually) presented with a cheque for £1000 on behalf of RIBS - Riverside Indoor Bowls. Darron paid tribute to the Trustees of RIBS and their supporters, especially those who have been directly affected by the effects of COVID-19, including good friend and supporter; the late, Jim Allsop and Roy Enever, who have been tireless in their efforts to establish a community indoor bowls facility since they lost their battle to keep their long standing home at Gainsborough’s West Lindsey’s Leisure Centre.
In April 2019, Darron and Thelma Childs organised a charity slide show and night of nostalgia at The Blues Club, which they dedicated in honour of local lady, and former well known nurse, Phyllis Peart, aged 99. The evening was a tremendous success raising over £500 for RIBS.
However COVID-19 has been a significant set back to all charities and the entire sports community. Despite this, Iris and Linda remain hopeful that a solution for their future ambitious plans can hopefully be found in the not too distant future. Richard Kane of The Gainsborough Trinity Foundation is also keen to support, as part of an initiative to establish a new community sports hub at the former Roses Sports ground. On the subject of RIBS, Richard said “the Foundation is pleased to work alongside RIBS in their quest to try and find them a new home.”
On behalf of all the Trustees at RIBS, Linda and Iris wished to express their thanks to all supporters and fundraisers in the community. Further updates will be posted on the RIBS website and through social media.
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